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Miss. AMR paramedic dies from COVID-19 complications

American Medical Response announced the death of Southwest Mississippi Paramedic David Martin on Wednesday


The Natchez Democrat, Miss.

NATCHEZ, Miss. — Local American Medical Response employees are mourning the loss of one its paramedics, who has died from complications due to the COVID-19 virus.

AMR announced the death of David Martin in a post on social media Wednesday evening.

“Our hearts are heavy as we say goodbye to our friend and colleague David Martin, who lost his fight against COVID-19 today,” the post of Facebook said.

Bennie Boome, AMR Coordinator of Community Relations at the Natchez office said the Southwest Mississippi office was saddened by the news.

Boone said Martin did not work out of the Natchez office, but did work in the Southwest Mississippi coverage area — which includes Wilkinson and Amite counties.

Natchez is the headquarters for the company’s Southwest Mississippi office, Boone said.

Boone said the company will release a statement on Thursday.


©2020 The Natchez Democrat (Natchez, Miss.)